A new era for Deerfield boys’ water polo began in 2007 when the team won the school’s first New England Water Polo Championship. A year later, the nucleus of teammates who started playing together as freshmen led the team to the 2008 title, tapping the same values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit that have always characterized our squads, regardless of final records. Teams in 2010 and 2011 also built on those same qualities to win New England titles.
Intrigued by the challenge of mastering a physically and mentally challenging sport, a majority of Deerfield players come to the game as beginners and take great pride in learning new skills, teaching younger players, and vying for a spot in the New England Final Four. The regular season blends single games and tri-meets, where team depth makes a difference in the back-to-back contests. To develop that necessary depth, we rely on bench players, and this assures that our youngest players, whether on the varsity or junior varsity level, compete in every game.
Deerfield players have competed on NCAA Division I, Division III, and club teams on both coasts. In recent years, the team has enjoyed summer training sessions with Felix Mercado, the head coach at Brown University, and Genai Kerr, a former U. S. Olympic team goalie.
Mark Scandling coaches boys’ water polo. For more information, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Athletic Awards
Today at School Meeting, the Deerfield community recognized and celebrated 28 fall athletic award winners from all the fall teams. Athletic Director, Bob Howe began a new tradition and recapped his “Fall Top 10” in poem form. The snow and the cold has arrived here to stay So think...
Boys Varsity Water Polo Players Earn All-New England Honors
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Boys Varsity Water Polo Draws Choate in Play-Off Game
The Big Green boys varsity water polo team will look to avenge their regular season 12-13 loss to the Choate Wild Boars in the New England Tournament Play-In game this Wednesday, 11/9, 2016 at 3:30pm in Wallingford, CT. The winner of Wednesday’s game will face the #1 seeded team...
Boys Varsity Water Polo Comes from Behind to Defeat Loomis
The boys varsity water polo team showed just how far they have come this season after defeating a Loomis team that had already beaten them by six goals earlier this fall. On September 21st, Loomis came to the Koch Natatorium and defeated the big green 9-3, scoring four goals...
Watch Boys Varsity Water Polo Game Today at Loomis, 3pm
Tune in LIVE to watch the boys varsity water polo team vs Loomis today at 3pm. Click the link below to watch: https://livestream.com/accounts/15404852/events/6549328 Go Big Green!
Boys Varsity Water Polo Earns Third Win
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Athletic Department Announces Fall LIVE Stream Schedule
The Deerfield Academy Athletic Department is excited to announce a six game LIVE stream schedule of fall varsity athletic contests. Even if you can’t make it to campus, families, friends, and alumni will now have the opportunity to tune in to watch Deerfield teams. “It’s been my experience that...
Deerfield Fall Teams Kick-Off their 2016 Seasons with Pre-Season
Deerfield fall teams and coaches are anxiously awaiting the start of their respective pre-season practices which kick-off their 2016 seasons. Learn more about how each of our fall varsity teams will begin their 2016 campaigns below. Boys Cross-Country Wednesday, September 7th marks the first practice of the 2016 season...